Adobe Photoshop is probably the most popular image editing application available, but it is not cheap, and it uses a proprietary file-saving format that requires Photoshop to open. Free PSD Viewer is a standalone application that allows you to open and view the contents of a PSD file, including any layers and effects that have been applied within that file, much like HoneyView.
PSD Viewer also allows users to save PSD files as regular images, so they can be used outside of Photoshop or sent to people who do not have the app. The app does not allow you to edit the PSD file, however.
Easy to use, versatile PSD viewer
The interface of Free PSD Viewer is clean, simple, and should be easy to pick up for even users who are not used to this kind of software. Images can be zoomed in on, rotated, and resized with ease, making it useful for viewing PSD files in a variety of different contexts, since you are not limited to the orientation and size of the stored image.
It is possible to save the flat image stored within the PSD file in a variety of different formats, including popular image formats like .BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG, and more. This not only allows users to save the PSD as a regular image for viewing in typical image viewers, it allows them to choose the file format that best suits the situation.
A handy tool for viewing PSD files
Free PSD Viewer has obvious benefits to users who need to view a PSD file but do not own or subscribe to a version of Adobe Photoshop, but it can also provide benefits to owners of Photoshop in that it is lightweight and can cold-open a PSD file more quickly than Photoshop.
If the user will need to open PSD files often, Free PSD Viewer can also be minimised to the taskbar for faster load times, and the low memory footprint will ensure it doesn’t affect the regular running of the system. The app also presents a file explorer for easier finding of PSD files.